Coccidioidomycosis and the skin: A comprehensive review

Sandra Cecilia Garcia Garcia, Julio Cesar Salas Alanis, Minerva Gomez Flores, Sergio Eduardo Gonzalez Gonzalez, Lucio Vera Cabrera, Jorge Ocampo Candiani

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Abstract

© 2015 by Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia. Coccidioidomycosis is a highly prevalent disease in the Western hemisphere. It is considered one of the most virulent primary fungal infections. Coccidioides species live in arid and semi-arid regions, causing mainly pulmonary infection through inhalation of arthroconidia although many other organs can be affected. Primary inoculation is rare. Since the first case of coccidioidomycosis was reported in 1892, the skin has been identified as an important target of this disease. Knowledge of cutaneous clinical forms of this infection is important and very useful for establishing prompt diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of this article is to provide a review of this infection, emphasizing its cutaneous manifestations, diagnostic methods and current treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)610-621
Number of pages12
JournalAnais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Volume90
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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    Garcia Garcia, S. C., Salas Alanis, J. C., Gomez Flores, M., Gonzalez Gonzalez, S. E., Vera Cabrera, L., & Ocampo Candiani, J. (2015). Coccidioidomycosis and the skin: A comprehensive review. Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, 90(5), 610-621. https://doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20153805